Eva A321 at Guam on Aug 14th 2021, tail strike on balked landing

Last Update: September 2, 2021 / 15:02:10 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Eva Air

Flight number
BR-20

Destination
Guam, Guam

Aircraft Registration
B-16227

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
PGUM

An Eva Air Airbus A321-200, registration B-16227 performing flight BR-20 from Taipei (Taiwan) to Guam (Guam) with 146 passengers and 12 crew, touched down on Guam's runway 06R at 15:35L (05:35Z) when the tail struck the runway surface and the crew rejected landing and went around. The aircraft climbed to 3000 feet, positioned for another approach to runway 24L and landed safely about 20 minutes after the balked landing.

The aircraft was unable to continue schedule and perform the return flight. The return flight was cancelled. The aircraft remained on the ground in Guam until Aug 22nd 2021, then positioned to Taipei and is on the ground in Taipei since (standing Sep 2nd 2021, 11 days after the positioning flight).

The airline confirmed the aircraft struck its tail onto the runway surface while landing at Guam, the crew fortunately was able to get the aircraft airborne again and perform a landing without further incident. The aircraft needed to be taken out of service. A replacement aircraft is going to be dispatched to Guam the following day.

On Sep 2nd 2021 Taiwan's ASC reported a tail strike was suspected while landing and going around on runway 06R. The aircraft performed another approach and landed without further incident. Maintenance found marks on the tail bottom skin of the aircraft. The occurrence is being investigated by the ASC.

Metars:
PGUM 140854Z 09007KT 10SM FEW021 27/26 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP087 6//// T02720261 53007 PNO $=
PGUM 140754Z 11007KT 10SM FEW021 27/26 A2987 RMK AO2 RAE51 SLP084 T02720261 PNO $=
PGUM 140654Z 08004G20KT 10SM -RA BKN026 26/24 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP081 T02610239 PNO $=
PGUM 140554Z 13015G20KT 10SM -RA BKN030 28/26 A2986 RMK AO2 RAB38 SLP081 6//// T02780261 56007 PNO $=
PGUM 140454Z 13007KT 10SM SCT040 29/26 A2986 RMK AO2 SLP081 T02890261 $=
PGUM 140354Z 17008G12KT 10SM SCT030 28/25 A2987 RMK AO2 SLP084 T02780250 $=
PGUM 140254Z 14010KT 10SM BKN030 29/26 A2988 RMK AO2 SLP087 T02890261 58014 $=
PGUM 140154Z 10012G17KT 10SM SCT030 31/25 A2990 RMK AO2 SLP094 T03110250 $=
PGUM 140054Z 09013G18KT 10SM SCT026 SCT030 31/25 A2992 RMK AO2 SLP101 T03110250 $=
Incident Facts

Date of incident
Aug 14, 2021

Classification
Accident

Airline
Eva Air

Flight number
BR-20

Destination
Guam, Guam

Aircraft Registration
B-16227

Aircraft Type
Airbus A321

ICAO Type Designator
A321

Airport ICAO Code
PGUM

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